L-1 Identity Solutions is acquiring the ID Systems business of REAL ID supporter Digimarc.
Presumably, this will get Digimarc out of the national ID business – and the national ID advocacy business. We’ll see what L-1 does.
It is possible to make money with biometrics outside of a national ID infrastructure, of course. Indeed, it’s penny-wise and pound-foolish for folks in this industry to pursue the small, government-centered market REAL ID would create when there could be a big, diverse identity and credentialing marketplace.